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19 - Simon Robinson & Phil Gravel

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Johnston Engineering

Whiplash Racing

Jason Robley Agricultural Engineering

Cubby Sign Studio

RTU  Optical

Norwest Engineering

Crooks Suzuki


Special Thanks go to Simon's Mam and Dad who are a huge help as well as the rest of his family and girlfriend Emma for putting up with the long hours in the garage and the travelling to races.



Racing Achievements


Simon took his first win at Cadwell Park in October 2017. Meaning that at the start of 2018 he was confident that the team could build on those results, and made the change from a Windle chassis to an LCR.


2018 was a great year, and podium finishes and trophies became a regular thing. These results paved to way to the Melville F2 Club Championship and joint second in the Melville Open Championship. Simon and Phil also won the Marin Sidecar Cup in 2018 and were runners up in the North East Motorcycle Racing Club Championship.


At a difficult last meeting of the season at East Fortune with a mechanical problem in race one and then the unit catching fire in race 2, Simon and Phil went out to race on the Sunday from pole position and came home in second position, which secured the Scottish Sidecar Racing Club Championship.



Brief Resume


2019 is Simon's third year racing, although he did passenger a few years ago. He is most definitely enjoying his racing and has made good progress so far, feeling he had got to a point where he knew that if he didn’t give racing a go that he probably never would. Simon very much appreciates the support of his family and friends and some great sponsors that meant getting started was a lot easier than it could have been. With this support, Robinson Racing was born and took to the track in June 2017.


His first race was at East Fortune, July 2017. It was one of the busiest grids at East Fortune, so was thrown in at the deep end a bit but came out of it raring to get back out racing again as soon as possible.


In 2019 Simon and Phil aim to continue getting good results and standing on the top step more often. They achieved a lot in 2018, but that doesn’t mean that they'll be resting on their laurels in the coming season.


Away from racing Simon is a welder working for a civil engineering Company in Carlisle, living in Haltwhistle but originally Carlisle born and bred. Phil works as a plastering contractor in and around Lincolnshire.